Happy New Year! As we start this new year at Gateway we are also kicking off a new series of messages that will take us through the Apostle Paul's letter to the Philippians. We are calling this series, "Love Letter" because the Apostle had such an obvious fondness in his heart for these Philippian believers. The letter just explodes with love....and joy!
Now, as you know, the post-Christmas season can be hard for a lot of people. The days are shorter, the nights are colder, the Visa bills are higher, the kids are sicker and the spouse is crankier. It can be a really tough time for a lot of people.
And so we thought it would be a good idea for us to come together and study the most comforting of Paul's letters, the most encouraging of his writings, the letter that is filled with love and joy from front to back...Paul's letter to the Philippians.
This January and February let's "come out of the cold" and be encouraged by this warm letter from Paul to the church of Philppi, this love letter from God to us.
Sundays: Join us for Sunday worship at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Gatherings are one and a quarter hours. Nursery, Kids and Youth Church programs run at the same time.
The word church was never meant to be about a building or a Sunday morning service --- church really refers to people. Small Church allows you to explore church in the context of relationships; relationships with God and with others.
As we journey together as a church family, our fundamental goal is to help people to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ that is truly making a difference in who they are and the way they are able to live their lives. About 3 years ago we began to talk about the DNA of Jesus. It has become our way of talking age old truths and putting them in a new and familiar language that we can all understand in the same way. As we looked at Jesus, we saw that there were some common threads woven into everything He did. He was always Delighting in His Father He deliberately developed Nurturing Relationships He was consistently Acting on a Mission